Beautiful Lake Bernard
Blog by John & Bonnie Fincham, Brokers | April 22nd, 2013
Lake Bernard is a large, shallow lake in the Parry Sound District. It covers 5065 acres and is approximately 48 meters at its deepest - though the average depth of the lake is 16 meters. It is the largest lake in the Almaguin area. Lake Bernard is also the largest freshwater lake without an island in the world. It is located about 2 and a half hours north of the Greater Toronto Area.
There are three public boat launches: Sundridge, High Rock Drive, and South Lake Bernard Road.
Lake Bernard is popular among fishermen for rainbow trout, brook trout, lake trout, lake whitefish, lake herring, yellow perch and smallmouth bass. Ice fishing is very popular on the lake during the winter months. The last supplemental stocking of lake trout was in 1996. Natural fish comprise of 80% of the population.
There are several resorts and camping locations along the lake including Lake Bernard Camp, Shady Nook Cottages, and Northridge Inn and Resort.
The town of Sundridge has grown up along Lake Bernard, offering multiple shopping locations and restaurants. There is a well maintained public beach and playground right in the town.
Lake Bernard is an ideal place for a home or cottage.